The Diva’s Red Velvet Kiss


| 5/8/2012 10:15:48 AM


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The MWM (Man with Muscles) thought it might be a good idea to get me a puppy. You know – something warm and cuddly to keep me busy and to offer some unconditional love when needed. I agreed, IF (Note: A very big IF) everyone else was keen on helping out.

So, we checked out a few breeds and decided on the Great Pyrenees as we wanted to have that breed on the farm anyway when we eventually started raising sheep.

Great PyreneesThe MWM said he read that a Great Pyrenees dog “is a capable and imposing guardian, devoted to its family, and somewhat wary of strangers - human or canine. They are often used to guard livestock. When not provoked, it is calm, well- mannered, and somewhat serious. Courageous, very loyal and obedient. Gentle and affectionate with those he loves. Devoted to family even if self-sacrifice is required.”   

That’s all well and good, but the Diva heard they slobber and drool – plus there will be a need for lint rolls – many, many lint rolls.  White hair on a black wardrobe?  I must say I was a bit cagey of the whole thing.   

Chienne (dog in French – some people prefer the “B” word) was ready to pick up right before Christmas. I do not understand why breeders love to use the “B” word. I think mine used it twenty times in reference to Chienne during the twenty minutes we were there to pick her up.

Chienne is an endearing pup; very energetic, smart and trainable, didn’t bark, and wanted to be with her new owners. Certainly not traits indicative of the “B” word. Did I mention she is cute? That has saved her from a heap of trouble during the last several months.

mary pellerito
5/28/2012 1:00:42 PM

You are a stronger woman then me to bring a puppy into the fold, again. We have three dogs--12, 10, 8. I don't think I have the stamina to take care a puppy, cute though they be. I am looking forward to living vicariously through you as you see that sweet dog through puppyhood.


nebraska dave
5/13/2012 2:45:24 PM

MBD, a Great Pyrenees? That is definitely not a urban yapper pet dog. One must definitely be a dog lover to own a dog that eats like a growing teenager. And those puppy accidents? Oh, my!! I'm sure she is much bigger than the picture now. I hope you have many wonderful years filled with stories about Chienne the protector of livestock. Have a great day on the homestead.





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